Meaning of Washington in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɒʃɪŋt(ə)n/

proper noun

  • 1A state of the north-western US, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean; population 6,549,224 (est. 2008); capital, Olympia. It became the 42nd state in 1889.

  • 2

    (also Washington DC)
    The capital of the US; population 591,833 (est. 2008). It is coextensive with the District of Columbia, a federal district on the Potomac River with boundaries on the states of Virginia and Maryland. Founded in 1790, during the presidency of George Washington, it was planned and built as a capital city.

    1. 2.1Used in reference to the US government.
      • ‘they warned of serious consequences if Washington said no’
  • 3An industrial town in north-eastern England, designated as a new town in 1964; population 51,700 (est. 2009).